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. siemens, answers. >>> issue one. irs target range. >> today secretary lu took the first step by accepting and requesting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the irs. given the controversy surrounding this audit it is important to institute new leadership. i have reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report and the misconduct it uncovered is inexcusable. it is inexcusable and americans are light to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs, given the power that it has and the he reach it has in all of our lives. >> reporter: five days after the news broke that the irs the internal revenue service had purposefully targeted for special scrutiny conservative groups like the tea party. president obama announced the resignation of the led of the agency. steven miller, a 25 year veteran of the irs, and its acting commissioner for the past six months, will step down next month. earlier in the week attorney general eric holder announced a criminal investigation to determine where the laws were broke
hate took center stage on capitol hill. >> you're arguing today that the i.r.s. is not corrupt. but the subtext of that is you're saying, look, we're just incompetent. >> my question is who's going to jail over this scandal? >> this is absolutely an over-reach and this is an outrage for all america. >> this is absolutely not illegal. >> it's not illegal what the i.r.s. has done? >> schieffer: among those who claimed not to know about it is the president. now he's angry, too. >> it's unexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i'm angry about it. i'm outraged with this. >> schieffer: he should be because there is a storm brewing over the handling of the i.r.s. case, the attacks in benghazi, and the f.b.i. investigation of leaks at the associated press. the white house is sending out senior adviser dan pfeiffer to explain. we'll also hear from two key republicans, texas senator john cornyn, number two in the senate republican leadership. and congressman jason chaffetz. did the justice department overreach when is seized phone records of scores of associated press
, thank you. now, to the i.r.s. scandal, there are new questions tonight concerning if anyone in the white house was aware of the targeting of conservative groups. more congressional hearings are scheduled for next week. here's margaret brennan with the latest. >> reporter: inspector general russell george said he informed a deputy at the treasury department in june of 2012 about the probe into the i.r.s. targeting of conservative political groups. >> did you find any evidence of political motivation in the selection of the tax exemption applications? >> we did not, sir. >> reporter: the treasury department confirmed the timeline but said they did not know the details of the investigation until last week. it's the first evidence that someone within the obama administration knew about the white house was told of the federal investigation. republican congressman aaron schock serves on the house ways and means committee which oversees the i.r.s. >> we don't have any reason to believe at this point that it was anybody outside i.r.s. directing them to do this. obviously, there's been claimed cl
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